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PostSubject: Tao Te Ching Translations   Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:42 pm

I'm always suspicious of translations because they can be subjective to the person doing the translating. So I always put stock in something when various sources are saying the same, or at least similar, thing.

Also some translators are easier to read or resonate more with one person than another

When looking for a version of the Tao Te Ching to read and study I came across a sight with 29 different translations (I think one or two of them may not be working)

Here is the link, enjoy:
http://www.wayist.org/ttc%20compared/all_translations.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Tao Te Ching Translations   Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:44 pm

Patrick...this is a fantastic website! I had no idea there were so many translations of the Tao all in one place. I must admit...I have not read too many different translations but my favorite one so far is Stephen Mitchell. Do you have a favorite?

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I'm always suspicious of translations because they can be subjective to the person doing the translating. So I always put stock in something when various sources are saying the same, or at least similar, thing.

Also some translators are easier to read or resonate more with one person than another

When looking for a version of the Tao Te Ching to read and study I came across a sight with 29 different translations (I think one or two of them may not be working)

Here is the link, enjoy:
http://www.wayist.org/ttc%20compared/all_translations.htm

Tao Te Ching Translations

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PostSubject: Re: Tao Te Ching Translations   Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:51 am

Mitchell is excellent, I also like the Walker and World Peace versions.

I have 22 of them in a side-by-side comparison in Excel. I don't see how to attach a document to post here but if you want a copy I'll send it to you


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Patrick...this is a fantastic website! I had no idea there were so many translations of the Tao all in one place. I must admit...I have not read too many different translations but my favorite one so far is Stephen Mitchell. Do you have a favorite?

PDellArena wrote:
I'm always suspicious of translations because they can be subjective to the person doing the translating. So I always put stock in something when various sources are saying the same, or at least similar, thing.

Also some translators are easier to read or resonate more with one person than another

When looking for a version of the Tao Te Ching to read and study I came across a sight with 29 different translations (I think one or two of them may not be working)

Here is the link, enjoy:
http://www.wayist.org/ttc%20compared/all_translations.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Tao Te Ching Translations   Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:49 am

Patrick,
I would love the excel, side-by-side you have. Send it to me via e-mail at "sifudonna@aol.com". I'm looking forward to reading the versions you suggest!
Thanks!

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Mitchell is excellent, I also like the Walker and World Peace versions.

I have 22 of them in a side-by-side comparison in Excel. I don't see how to attach a document to post here but if you want a copy I'll send it to you


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Patrick...this is a fantastic website! I had no idea there were so many translations of the Tao all in one place. I must admit...I have not read too many different translations but my favorite one so far is Stephen Mitchell. Do you have a favorite?

PDellArena wrote:
I'm always suspicious of translations because they can be subjective to the person doing the translating. So I always put stock in something when various sources are saying the same, or at least similar, thing.

Also some translators are easier to read or resonate more with one person than another

When looking for a version of the Tao Te Ching to read and study I came across a sight with 29 different translations (I think one or two of them may not be working)

Here is the link, enjoy:
http://www.wayist.org/ttc%20compared/all_translations.htm

Tao Te Ching Translations

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PostSubject: Re: Tao Te Ching Translations   Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:18 pm

PDellArena wrote:
I'm always suspicious of translations because they can be subjective to the person doing the translating. So I always put stock in something when various sources are saying the same, or at least similar, thing.

Also some translators are easier to read or resonate more with one person than another

When looking for a version of the Tao Te Ching to read and study I came across a sight with 29 different translations (I think one or two of them may not be working)

Here is the link, enjoy:
http://www.wayist.org/ttc%20compared/all_translations.htm

Tao Te Ching Translations

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I enjoy the Tao Te Ching, and this site is fantastic.
Do you know the Inner Teachings of Chuang Tzu?
It is another great Taoist text.

"The mind of a perfect man is like a mirror. It grasps nothing. It expects nothing. It reflects but does not hold. Therefore, the perfect man can act without effort." (Chuang Tzu)
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